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gĕnĭcŭlum , i, n. dim. genu,
I.a little knee, a knee.
I. Lit. (ante- and postclass.): “pueris in geniculis alligare serperastra,Varr. L. L. 9, § 11 Müll.: “de geniculis adorare,Tert. Cor. Mil. 3: “dissolutio geniculorum,Vulg. Nah. 2, 10.—
II. Transf., a knot or joint on the stalk of a plant, Plin. 26, 11, 71, § 117; 18, 7, 10, § 56.
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